Traditions and customs differ from family to family and state to state. Though Ganesh Chathurti is celebrated in most parts of south India, the Naivedhyam recipes differ. I have put together 9 Easy Vinayaka Chavithi Naivedhyam Recipes that I personally follow at home with a plus or minus. While offering prasadam, I prefer to choose the traditional dishes that have been offered for years by my elders (either in my mom’s family or MILs family). I usually try to make naivedhyam dishes in the count of 5, 7, 9 or sometimes if I have time and patience 11 and sometimes I even go with 3. If I have no helping hand, these are the 9 easy recipes I follow for Ganesh Chathurti pooja .I choose to go by quick and easy recipes and do not prefer to try new ones especially for the puja.
This is how I make my dishes. I do not use any stock that exists in the pantry especially the opened packs of rice or jaggery or anything of that kind. We buy all new stocks right from dry fruits to rice, jaggery and everything else we need for the naivedhyam and pooja. I make my own rawa and flours at home and do not prefer to buy store bought since it is for the Lord. I make them 1 day ahead of the festival after a shower; I grate the jaggery and refrigerate, powder the cardamoms and these are meant exclusively for naivedhyam only. Rest all is prepared fresh on the day of puja like preparing jaggery syrup, grinding the flour for chalimidi etc.
On the day of chavithi, First thing after a shower would be to prepare large quantity of jaggery syrup and set aside for cooling for the payasam recipes else the payasam can curdle. I proceed further with the rest of the cooking.
Note: For some folks kudumulu and undrallu mean the same while for some undrallu is the one that is shaped like a ball and kudumulu are the ones that are prepared like kadubu (kajikaya) with a stuffing like Naina’s Minapappu Kudumulu or uddhina kadubu.
Hope these 9 naivedhyam recipes are helpful for vinayaka chavithi.I prepare in the same order as it is convenient.
2. Guggillu or Sundal (i have used navadhanyam, you can use any single legume too)
Apart from these 9 iam mentioning few more below, which you can substitute in case you are not comfortable making any of the above mentioned
2. Minapappu Kudumuluor uddhina kadubu. (you can replace the urad dal stuffing with poornam and make poornam kudumulu, To make poornam , you can check my poornam boorelu recipe)
Happy Ganesh Chathurti. May Lord Ganesha Shower his blessings and remove all the obstacles in life.